Last spring’s Find Your Divine event was a first — and an overwhelming success, enough so that the women’s evening returns in April.
The Nelson Star hosted Find Your Divine bringing leading Canadian nutritionist and media personality Leslie Beck to an evening organized for women. Along side many of the community’s businesses and offering tasty treats, it was a resounding, sold-out sensation.
“We were amazed by the participation, both by sponsors and attendees, of our first women’s event last spring,” said Nelson Star publisher Karen Bennett. “Everyone was talking about how great it was for several weeks after.”
On April 2, Find Your Divine returns to a bigger venue, Mary Hall at Selkirk College and this year, broadcast journalist Wendy Mesley will share her story.
Mesley is one of Canada’s most recognized and respected broadcast journalists. A provocative speaker, she will address the challenging issues of the day with an entertaining and informative presentation style.
Currently an anchor for CBC’s The National, Mesley will talk about her 30-plus-year journey to the top in an industry that once was male dominated. Yet, she still has time to find her divine.
“We are thrilled to have Wendy Mesley as our speaker this year. She is well known, well respected and I think her topic of finding balance in life is something that all of us, regardless of age, will find relevant,” said Bennett.
“The evening is meant to be a fun evening for women to socialize with friends, become acquainted with sponsors and hopefully come away feeling inspired by the message from Wendy,” she added.
Event platinum sponsors are Kootenay Co-op, Dr. Kelly Davidoff’s Gentle Dentistry, Mountain Waters Spa and Save On Foods among many others. Bennett said the openhandedness of the businesses attending the event helps make Find Your Divine a real treat for women attending.
“They will come home with lots of great samples, giveaways or even one of the many raffle prizes. Our sponsors are amazingly generous.”
The Nelson Star will also be donating a portion of ticket sales to the Kootenay Rhythm Dragons boat team.
“This seems especially relevant this year as Wendy Mesley is a breast cancer survivor and many of the team are also,” said Bennett.
Tickets are on sale now and are available for $35 at the Star, Cotton Creek Clothing, Dig Garden Centre and Fashion Foundations in Castlegar.
Price includes cocktail hors d’oeuvres, a glass of wine or beer. A cash bar will follow. No tickets will be sold at the door.